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Portland Cheap Moving Companies

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Mels Moving
4.4
from 68 reviews
  • 17 years in business
  • 102 hires on Thumbtack
Tula L.
Verified review

My husband and I were very happy using Mels Moving fair price arrived on time. The two workers were very friendly, polite, and willing to move any and all. I can't imagine anyone not liking Mels. John and Priscilla Lester.

  • 18 years in business
  • 60 hires on Thumbtack
Kara S.
Verified review

After speaking with a few local companies I decided to go with East Coast Painting & Remodeling. The owner has responded quickly to any questions that I've had, helped me chose colors and gave me a fair price for painting my new house. Its nice to have true professionals helping me and it lessens the stress of moving knowing that I'm in good hands. I'm excited to see the end result and move in! I would defintely recommend this company & will continue to use them for future work.

Total Home Concierge
4.8
from 38 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 41 hires on Thumbtack
Patricia M.
Verified review

Excellent arrived 15 mins Pryor to move very professional they worked hard until moving job was completed these guys were excellent and took care of my furniture

Maine Moving Specialists
4.7
from 36 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 46 hires on Thumbtack
Chris H.
Verified review

Jesse and his associate did a great job of moving me from one condo to another unit in the same complex. They worked very quickly.

AFFORDABLE SERVICES
4.7
from 15 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Jen V.
Verified review

Joseph did a great job moving our treadmill. He was very careful, courteous and affordable. We absolutely recommend him!

Warren Home Services
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Connie C.
Verified review

Excellent service. They made moving a sofa bed up the stairs look easy! Thank you!

  • 36 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Elaine B.
Verified review

The Country Picker staff called when they were running a few minutes late, worked hard moving all my things, and managed to come in under the estimated time and saved me money by coming in under my budget!! I highly recommend them and would use them again for another move!!

Eastern Point Services
4.7
from 6 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Jay S.
Verified review

They do almost anything professional low cost afforadable service

A Perfect Move, Inc.
2.1
from 10 reviews
    Diane W.
    Verified review

    We had the greatest experience with A Perfect Move! Everything was perfect from getting the estimate to the actual move. We had some challenges on our end and had to move the original date and they were able to easily accomodate our request. The day of the move, they were on time, polite, professional and took extreme care with doorways walls and moved a Piano for us! We had two drop off locations because some of our stuff had to go to a storage place- again it was no problem. They were also quite reasonable. I got quotes from 5 movers before choosing "A Perfect Move" and even though the estimate was slightly higher than we originally planned (WE had more stuff than we thought), they were still less than half of the highest other quote and about $150 less than the next highest quote. I would HIGHLY recommend "A Perfect Move" because that's EXACTLY what we got! You guys are the best...Oh, and we even got a Thank You card from the moving guys, because we tipped them. They were awesome.

    Andy Wiggin
    5.0
    from 2 reviews
    • 8 years in business
    • 3 hires on Thumbtack
    Steven C.
    Verified review

    Andy has done a great job plowing a complicated driveway and parking lot at my apartment building. He goes above and beyond working with my tenants as they move there cars and he also gets out and shovels which is rare. Would recommend him to anyone.

    Xtreme Moving Helpers
    2.8
    from 4 reviews
    • 10 years in business
    • 4 hires on Thumbtack
    Amanda Q.
    Verified review

    We hired these guys last year to help us get all of our stuff out of a storage unit and unto a truck. They were fast, decently priced and nothing was damaged or broken. I would definitely recommend them. I did notice a review that complained about their appearances and us of foul language. They are movers, not choir boys. They definitely were NOT rude to me or anyone else.

    Rice & Sons Moving
    1.0
    from 1 review
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    About

    Rice & Sons moving is a family ran business. We are here to make Your next step in life less stressful on you. Leave the stress and worry on the true professionals and call Rice & Sons Moving!

    About

    A & B Moving & junk Removal has more than a decade of experience providing high quality residential and commercial Moving & junk removal , we do A to Z to get apartments and houses ready for a new tenant or owner we do painting ,cleaning one call does it all .Unbeatable rates , unbeatable service Go with a name you can trust !!

    About

    We're a local Saco moving and storage company servicing Greater Saco, including Biddeford, Lyman, Kennebunk, Kennebunkport, Old Orchard Beach, Waterboro, Alfred and Limerick. We also provide piano moving services, moving labor, moving boxes and storage.

    • 40 years in business
    About

    We offer services for moving, packing and junk removal! One call does it all! We have been a family-owned business since 1987. We offer free estimates and 24-hour services.

    • 7 years in business
    About

    We work consistent, we have a pace that all MoreMover.com movers keep. Its faster then most and we keep the move organized and streamlined.

    About

    Good guys get it done. Offering able bodied assistance wherever it is needed. Need help? An extra set of hand around the house to make a task easier. Yard Work Trash removal Moving Lack of transportation Home improvement We offer the labor associated with going through foreclosure. Reasonable rates qualifying trade accepted.

    About

    I have a truck for hire. I will do small moving jobs, cleanouts, towing, light plowing, small home projects and maintenance.

    About

    At Burke Moving & Storage we strive to make the process as enjoyable and stress-free as possible for you. We believe in the quality of our employees, the integrity of our services, and above all, a commitment to you, our customers. We work diligently to earn your trust and referrals by providing a seamless moving experience at an affordable price.

    About

    Maine Only!!We Do All Types Of Moving,Packing,Cleaning,House Cleaning As Well As Rubbish Removel.Domo Of All Kinds,We Have Been In Business 35 Years With References And Insured.One Call Does It All!Local

    About

    We, here at Movers Unlimited, have over 30 years of experience in this field. Our customers are very happy with our timely and prompt service.

    Q & A

    Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

    What do moving companies do?

    Moving companies provide a range of services to help you physically move out of one residence and move into a new place. But moving companies can do so much more than just haul your belongings across town in a truck. The national average for moving company prices ($250-$350 per hour) reflects the range of services provided. Here are examples of all the ways moving companies can help:

    • Packing: Moving companies can pack your belongings for you. They typically charge a flat rate for both the box and the labor to pack the box. The more time-consuming the belongings are to pack, the higher the cost per box. For example, books could be $5 per box, linens $10 per box, and fine china and glassware $18 per box.
    • Specialty moving: Safely move a baby grand piano, a oversize aquarium, or other specialty items with the help of pro movers.
    • Storage: Many moving companies can store your belongings while you wait for a new home to be remodeled or closing of your new home to be finalized. If you’re moving long-distance, they often provide short-term storage free for a specific length of time, and a set rate after that (such as $60 per square cubic foot of storage space used).
    • Long-distance moves: No need to rent a trailer and move your things; a long-distance moving company can haul your belongings across the country for you. Typically they charge by the cubic foot for moves, with prices based on your destination.
    • Unpacking: Moving companies can even unpack your belongings for you after they have moved them. This is not as common, and will definitely increase the price, but can be helpful if you’re not able to tackle this task yourself.

    How much does a moving company charge per hour?

    When you’re ready to make a major move, it’s time to research moving companies’ prices. A moving company may charge on average anywhere between $25 and $100 per hour, per worker, for moving services. The price will vary with regional labor rates, local cost to do business, and the level of service the movers are providing. Nationally, the average hourly rate for a moving company is $250-$350 per hour. This price includes a range of pricing, from all-in service with four or more movers on site to standard hourly rates for one or two movers. Other factors that affect moving companies’ prices are packing, stairs (or elevators), and distance. For a full-service move, you pay movers to pack your belongings for you. You may pay for the cost of the moving boxes and an hourly rate per worker, and there may be additional charges for packing fragile items. Stairs will also add to your moving prices. Lifting and carrying boxes and furniture up and down stairs takes more time and creates more physical labor for the workers. Moving companies may charge flat rates for flights of stairs, such as $50-$70 per flight. A moving company may also charge a one-time fee for moving things via elevator, such as $75-$100. If parking is not accessible in front of your home or apartment building, there may also be an additional fee for the added distance to carry your belongings to the truck.

    How much does it cost for long-distance movers?

    Long-distance movers transport your belongings across the country for you. No more renting a trailer and road-tripping from state to state with your entire house hitched to your bumper. Long-distance movers make the move happen so you can fly to your new home, suitcase in hand, and wait for your furniture to arrive. Nationally, the average price range for long-distance movers is $1,490-$2,230. The distance you are moving and the number of cubic feet the movers have to transport will both affect cost. Another factor in long-distance moving costs is whether you choose to pay for an exclusive move or a consolidated move.

    In an exclusive move, which is more expensive, your belongings are the only cargo on the moving truck. The movers travel directly to your new house and deliver your belongings on a scheduled day. A consolidated move is more affordable because the movers transport your belongings along with those of other people, saving them time and gas — which means you save money. The downside is that your belongings typically arrive with a two-week delivery window rather than on a prescheduled day. Read reviews to make sure you can trust the company with your possessions to ensure a peaceful moving process.

    How much does it cost to move a one-bedroom apartment across the country?

    Professional movers can handle the hard work of moving your one-bedroom apartment across the country for you. You can determine what your move will cost by learning the rate your movers charge per cubic foot and how they factor distance into the total cost. Cross-country movers typically charge based on your belongings rather than apartment size because that determines how much work they will have to do. For example, a studio apartment that is crammed full of things will take more work and moving truck space than the contents of a three-bedroom apartment with very little furniture.

    Cross-country movers may also have varying rates, depending on where in the country you are moving. For example, a company may charge $5 per cubic foot for consolidated moves along the East Coast and $6 per cubic foot for consolidated moves from the East Coast to the central states or the West Coast. A one-bedroom apartment costs approximately $1,500 to move across the country.

    How much should you tip furniture movers?

    Moving furniture is hard work and potentially dangerous unless you’re properly equipped. For anyone not ready to handle their heavy oak armoire alone, professional furniture movers can safely and efficiently move your items to another room in your house or across town as needed. The national average cost to hire heavy furniture movers is $150-$200 per hour. This rate could include multiple furniture movers working as a team to move items such as beds, armoires, billiards tables, pianos, shelves, tables, entertainment centers and more. Hourly rates can vary by region. If your furniture movers have arrived on time, done a great job, kept your home and belongings protected from scratches and dings, and completed the move as planned, a tip will be greatly appreciated. Moving companies suggest approximately 10 percent of the total bill as gratuity for those doing local moving jobs, which is also a good guideline for tipping heavy furniture movers. If the total bill for heavy moving was $100 and two workers were onsite, consider giving them $10 total, or $5 each for a job well done.

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